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If you want to get Nicki Minaj in a foul mood, you only need to utter a name: Cardi B. It's a sure-fire way to get Minaj wound up and ready to speak unpleasantries.
As you probably know by now, the "Anaconda" performer and the "I Like It" Grammy winning-musician are feuding. They've let themselves — and the world around them — know that they don't care for each other's company, and Minaj reportedly isn't happy that Cardi B's profile is rising while her career remains somewhat stagnant. And when Minaj cancelled one of her recent concerts, the angry concertgoers knew how to get Nicki mad: they started chanting "Cardi B" at the top of their lungs, which surely didn't go over well with the once-intended emcee for the evening's show.
As it was reported by Page Six, Nicki Minaj was scheduled to perform a concert at the Arkea Arena in Bordeaux, France on Saturday, and the concert venue was filled with an eager audience ready to witness the big extravaganza. But they were met with some unfortunate news. Due to "technical difficulties," the show would not go on that evening. It wasn't the first time Nicki Minaj cancelled one of her shows for similar reasons. That explanation was also given to would-be concertgoers in Slovenia on Feb. 22. Angry about the situation, a few fans made a pointed attack.
Seen in the footage that was captured and released on Twitter, these disgruntled French concertgoers knew the way to get Nicki Minaj just as upset as they were: they begin to cheer on Cardi B instead. Check out the social media video below.
That's certainly one easy way to get Nicki Minaj salty. Did it work? Did the chants upset her? Well, shortly after the concert was cancelled, the artist went on Instagram to make a video trying to explain what happened. She claimed she was planning to make it up to the disappointed fans with a follow-up concert at some point in the future, which she hopes is soon. Nicki Minaj wanted her followers to know that she didn't try to cancel the concerts on purpose. As she explained it:
You guys, it’s not in my best interest not to perform and lose money and aggravate my fans. … These two cities that had technical issues were cities that I had never been to before and we tried to add them but they just didn’t have the power in the building to facilitate my show. And they didn’t tell us that until three hours before the show as opposed to when we did sound check.
By Nicki Minaj's logic, it's better to give the audience the best show she can give instead of providing something inferior. Since she hasn't performed in the cities mentioned above, Minaj wasn't accustomed to the challenges they were facing, and she didn't know until it was too late that they wouldn't get to perform that evening. Nicki Minaj tried to explain it even more on Twitter with the following tweet.
That's not a bad explanation, but considering how Nicki Minaj cancelled the North American division of her tour reportedly due to poor ticket sales, it's safe to say that things aren't exactly going Minaj's way now. Is it time to bring out Cardi B?